Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma

Security Alert – U. S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma (11 April 2018)

Location: Burma, whole country

Event: Burma will celebrate Thingyan, the largest festival of the year, from April 13-17, 2018.  Festive gatherings during Thingyan can lead to increased incidents of drunk driving, increased crime, and unexpected violence.  Urban traffic will be more congested than normal.  Markets and stores will have a smaller than normal supply of food and groceries.  Many businesses will close for the entire holiday period.

The U.S. Embassy in Rangoon will be closed for this holiday on April 13, 16, and 17, 2018.

Actions to Take:

  • Be vigilant and aware of your surroundings.
  • Use caution when walking or driving at night.
  • Monitor local media for updates.


U.S. Embassy Rangoon, Burma


State Department – Consular Affairs

888-407-4747 or 202-501-4444

Burma Country Information

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